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The Resource The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures, edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt, (electronic book)

The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures, edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt, (electronic book)

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The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures
Title
The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt
Title variation
  • Research companion to paranormal cultures
  • Paranormal cultures
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With contributions from the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia and Canada, The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures attends to the paranormal as a position from which to critique dominant forms of knowledge production and spirituality. A rich exploration of everyday life practices.
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Cataloging source
  • StDuBDS
  • StDuBDS
Dewey number
130
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1031
LC item number
.M75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jenzen, Olu
  • Munt, Sally
Series statement
Ashgate research companion
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Parapsychology
Summary expansion
Despite the much vaunted 'end of religion' and the growth of secularism, people are engaging like never before in their own 'spiritualities of life'. Across the West, paranormal belief is on the rise. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures brings together the work of international scholars across the social sciences and humanities to question how and why people are seeking meaning in the realm of the paranormal, a heretofore subjugated knowledge. With contributions from the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia and Canada, this ground-breaking book attends to the paranormal as a position from which to critique dominant forms of knowledge production and spirituality. A rich exploration of everyday life practices, textual engagements and discourses relating to the paranormal, as well as the mediation, technology and art of paranormal activity, this book explores themes such as subcultures and mainstreaming, as well as epistemological, methodological, and phenomenological questions, and the role of the paranormal in social change. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures constitutes an essential resource for those interested in the academic study of cultural engagements with paranormality; it will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, popular culture, sociology, cultural geography, literature, film and music
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures, edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Introduction, Sally R. Munt; Part I Paranormal Epistemologies: Haunted culture: the persistence of belief in the paranormal, Christopher Partridge; The ghost in the machine: spirit and technology, John Harvey; Paranormal cultural practices, Annette Hill; Extraordinary experiences with UFOs, David Clarke; Ghosts in the body: infections, genes and the re-enchantment of biology, Robert Peckham; Sceptic culture: traditions of disbelief in New Mexico, William J. Dewan; 'Paranormal science' from America to Italy: a case of cultural homogenization, Andrea Molle and Christopher D. Bader; Making sense of the paranormal: a Platonic context for research methods, Angela Voss; Everyday ghosts: a matter of believing in belonging, Abby Day; 'A giant bedsheet with the holes cut out': expectations and discussions of the appearance of ghosts, Paul Cowdell; Interpreting death and the afterlife in US paranormal reality television programmes and online fan groups, Diane Dobry. Part II The Paranormal and Social Change: Wilhelm Reich and the Etheric Warriors, Sarah Jane Sloane; Other senses: the politics of mediumship, Esther Peeren; 'There's something in my house': television and the politics of then paranormal, Heather Nunn and Anita Biressi; Social realism and the paranormal in Scandinavian fiction, Olu Jenzen; Immersed in illusion, haunted by history: Marisa Carnesky's Ghost Train, Josephine Machon; Ireland the anomalous state: paranormal cultures and the Irish literary and political revival, Wendy E. Cousins; Mexico's La IlustraciA3n Espirita: toward a transatlantic understanding of a spiritualist archive, MarA-a del Pilar Blanco; Visions of the paranormal: representations of psychic women and ghosts in television and film, Karin Beeler. Part III Paranormal Phenomenologies: The gizmo and the glitch: telepathy, ocular philosophy, and other extensions of sensation, Kristen Gallerneaux Brooks; Paranormal art history: psychometry and the afterlife of objects,
Control code
AH30324904
Extent
xviii, 471 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781409444671
Lccn
2013009599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Ashgate research companion to paranormal cultures, edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Introduction, Sally R. Munt; Part I Paranormal Epistemologies: Haunted culture: the persistence of belief in the paranormal, Christopher Partridge; The ghost in the machine: spirit and technology, John Harvey; Paranormal cultural practices, Annette Hill; Extraordinary experiences with UFOs, David Clarke; Ghosts in the body: infections, genes and the re-enchantment of biology, Robert Peckham; Sceptic culture: traditions of disbelief in New Mexico, William J. Dewan; 'Paranormal science' from America to Italy: a case of cultural homogenization, Andrea Molle and Christopher D. Bader; Making sense of the paranormal: a Platonic context for research methods, Angela Voss; Everyday ghosts: a matter of believing in belonging, Abby Day; 'A giant bedsheet with the holes cut out': expectations and discussions of the appearance of ghosts, Paul Cowdell; Interpreting death and the afterlife in US paranormal reality television programmes and online fan groups, Diane Dobry. Part II The Paranormal and Social Change: Wilhelm Reich and the Etheric Warriors, Sarah Jane Sloane; Other senses: the politics of mediumship, Esther Peeren; 'There's something in my house': television and the politics of then paranormal, Heather Nunn and Anita Biressi; Social realism and the paranormal in Scandinavian fiction, Olu Jenzen; Immersed in illusion, haunted by history: Marisa Carnesky's Ghost Train, Josephine Machon; Ireland the anomalous state: paranormal cultures and the Irish literary and political revival, Wendy E. Cousins; Mexico's La IlustraciA3n Espirita: toward a transatlantic understanding of a spiritualist archive, MarA-a del Pilar Blanco; Visions of the paranormal: representations of psychic women and ghosts in television and film, Karin Beeler. Part III Paranormal Phenomenologies: The gizmo and the glitch: telepathy, ocular philosophy, and other extensions of sensation, Kristen Gallerneaux Brooks; Paranormal art history: psychometry and the afterlife of objects,
Control code
AH30324904
Extent
xviii, 471 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781409444671
Lccn
2013009599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote

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